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Olney police rack up drug arrests in July

Olney police rack up drug arrests in July

Olney police officers were busy with drug arrests in July with K9 Officer Bond, his handler Officer Miranda Wright, and other officers racking up 14 drug arrests - mainly after stopping drivers for traffic violations or for having outstanding warrants, Chief Dan Birbeck said. Some of the highlights of the OPD’s month of drug busts include: A 51-year-old man arrested on July 2 for possession of a controlled substance after he was pulled over for having an expired vehicle registration.

County approves phones for jail cells

County approves phones for jail cells

Some inmates at Young County Jail will soon have access to wall-mounted phones in their cells after county commissioners voted at their Aug. 1 meeting to allow the jail commissary supplier to install and operate the devices at nocost to the county. The commissioners approved a 60-month contract for Sterling Commissar y/ Crown Correctional Telephoneof Clifton, Texas. Sheriff Travis Babcock asked for approval for the phones, which require inmates to hold their ears up to the wall-mounted receivers, because of problems with inmates using wireless phones as weapons against other inmates anddeputies. The new phones will be installed by Sterling- Crown in the 12 separation cells, where inmates are housed individually, Sheriff Babcock said. Those inmates now share a single cordless telephone that is rolled to their cells on a cart.

The Russian Connection

The Russian Connection

Olney’s Russia connection began with a friendship between Richard Lunsford, a member of the Abilene Christian University board of directors, and Igor Troyanovsky, director of the Moscow Bible Center and chairman of the Department of Religion for the Russian news agency, TASS. Mr. Troyanovsky was involved with helping Russian students enroll at ACU. Their friendship continued, with thoughts of pursuing a deeper relationship with Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

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